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Are you looking for a great alternative to writing lengthy book reports that is engaging, fun, and perfect for kiddos in first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade? Check out this Tabbed Books concept — a condensed book report idea where students can write a simplified book review! Included are templates, photographs and easy-to-follow directions […]

Tabbed Books: A Book Report Alternative

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ELA, Key Details, Read Across America, Read-Alouds, Reading, Small Group

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Sooooo, do y’all love to incorporate food into your teaching? Whether it’s using marshmallows to teach place value or making a rainbow-colored cake while reading The Wizard of Oz, I LOVE to find an opportunity to sneak a little snack into curriculum 😉 So, there was no question in my mind that Cheez-its would make excellent math […]

Free Ten Frame Activity with Cheez-Its

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Early Numeracy, Lesson Plans, Math, Small Group

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Check out the video below to learn some fun and easy number sense activities to use in your preschool, kindergarten, or first grade classroom! Number Sense Intervention Curriculum Math Crafts Cheez-Frames Number Sense Toolkit  Happy Teaching!

Number Sense Activities for the Primary Classroom

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Early Numeracy, Freebie, Lesson Plans, Math, RTI, Small Group, Uncategorized

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If you have students struggling with number sense, this comprehensive math intervention curriculum can be a great addition to your RTI or small group time! This resource can be used in so many different ways. It was initially designed with kindergarten RTI in mind, specifically to meet the needs of students struggling with number sense.  […]

Math Intervention Curriculum

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Early Numeracy, Math, RTI, Small Group

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The center struggle is REAL, y’all. Kids ADORE them, and – don’t get me wrong – I love a good, solid center, too.  But, sometimes the prep gets a little…hmmm…tedious? Or, maybe it’s 5:55am and you or your little one comes down with something dreadful and you’re like Ah! I need something QUICK for my sub! Or […]

20 Clipboard Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

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adjectives, ELA, Parts of Speech, Reading, RTI, Small Group, spelling, Teach, Word Work, writing

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It was a new school year.  I was teaching first grade for the first time.  And, there I was on the floor with six little firsties, eagerly staring back at me as we began our guided reading lesson.  They had little mini-readers in front of them and my basal shouted loudly from its throne, Thou shall […]

Small Group Staples: Phonemic Awareness for Guided Reading and RTI

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Guided Reading, RTI, Small Group, Uncategorized

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